ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO, PARK CITY LIVE, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 8:30 p.m., $20
Regular readers know how I feel about Alejandro Escovedo. The Austin-based singer/songwriter has had a long and storied career, taking him from punk rock of The Nuns in the '70s, to the pioneering roots-rock band True Believers in the '80s, to his incredible solo career the past couple decades. His ballads hit with an emotional impact few can match, and when he wants to cut loose and simply rock out with his regular touring band The Sensitive Boys, he does it with style and grace, and an authenticity of voice that much younger performers can only dream of. I was lucky enough to see Escovedo perform a reunion show with the True Believers at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in October, and while that was thrilling, I'm more of a fan of his solo work, which will be showcased at this Park City show Wednesday night. Amy Cook opens the show.